On 1 October 2010, orphan designation (EU/3/10/799) was granted by the European Commission to SIGA Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Ltd, United Kingdom, for tecovirimat (also known as ST-246) for the treatment of cowpox infection.
Please note that this product was withdrawn from the Community Register of designated orphan medicinal products in March 2012 on request of the sponsor.
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Treatment of cowpox infection
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Review of designation
The Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products reviews the orphan designation of a product if it is approved for marketing authorisation.
Sponsor's contact details
For contact details of patients’ organisations whose activities are targeted at rare diseases, see:
Orphanet, a database containing information on rare diseases, which includes a directory of patients’ organisations registered in Europe.
European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), a non-governmental alliance of patient organisations and individuals active in the field of rare diseases.